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fillycate

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So, beyond just interest in goat milk soap, I am interested in making kefir soap. I am aware that the probiotics don't survive. I am aware that kefir has a different pH. This is an adventure in experimentation.

My intention is to create a shampoo bar. So this recipe is high in castor oil. The olive oil component is relatively high, and I infused the olive oil with four herbs that I have had good results with in the past on my skin and hair: Rosemary, nettle, burdock, and yellowdock.

The thing I was not expecting was when I put the lye/kefir with the herb/oils, there was a magical color change, I assume is connected to how one or more of these herbs responds to pH change.

I have no idea if the color will stay. I was not expecting the color at all. I hope it stays. It is delightful! 20200720_203527.jpg

The other thing I wasn't expecting was how fast it came to trace. I understand that additives often do this. I am glad I poured when I did, it was almost too late. There will likely be some air pockets.
 

Todd Ziegler

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If you are wanting answers, you will have to post your recipe, along with the additives and how much of them you used.

Also after a lot of shampoo bar research, I realized that the majority of "CP shampoo bars" are ineffective and can damage the hair. So I gave up and made a syndet shampoo bar.
 

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That seems like a lot of soap for just an experiment. What happens if it turns out you don't like it?
 

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Yellow dock will fade. Mine goes to pale beige in about a month.
 

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Very vibrant! Fingers crossed that the colour somehow stays!
 
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